The World Junior Hockey Championships did not end up the way many Canadians had hoped, but they still found a big TV audience. The final two games of the tournament drew an average minute audience of over three million Canadians on TSN and other Bell channels. The United States defeated Canada in the WJC final.
More and more Canadians are sticking close to home as they observe self-isolation during this pandemic. Has that led to a spike in TV ratings? A quick look at three days of overnight estimates shows that news viewership has jumped higher so far. Let’s start with last Sunday, March 15: CBC’s The National drew 640,000
It’s just days into the new season, but early indications show Tuesday will continue to be a strong night for Global. The Corus network stuck with a solid schedule from the season before, with cops and docs keeping a mainly older-skewing audience entertained. The overnight estimate from this Tuesday of premiere week saw Global move
The old rule used to be that it took four weeks for a new series to find it’s level. After three weeks, CBC’s reboot of it’s early ’90s law series Street Legal has gone 376,000, 341,000 and, this past Monday, 306,000 in overnight estimates. Will it bounce up in that important fourth week? Monday overall
School has been out for many in Canada this week, sending some viewers south. Have the ratings gone with them? As reported here earlier, Monday saw a slight dip in Week Two for CBC’s new Street Legal in the old, “overnight estimates” measurement (341,000). Elsewhere on the night was all imports save for sports specialty,
Tonight’s episode of This Is Us, titled “Our Little Island Girl,”was screened to TCA members 10 days ago in Los Angeles on the annual winter press tour. Reporters were shuttled to several lots that day, including the storied Paramount Studios on Melrose. Before the screening, critics were invited to tour one of the show’s standing sets on a Paramount soundstage.
Canadian networks have to be breathing a little easier now that final audience data is in for the first full week of the season. Numeris reports that several scripted shows received hefty lifts once the PVR numbers were added over a seven day period. The Sept. 24 to Sept. 30 chart used a bit of
Overnight estimates — a measure that means less and less these days — are in and the numbers for Kim’s Convenience so far are right where I expected. Tuesday’s back-to-back opener measured 835,000 and 805,000 viewers on the overnight scale. That was good enough for third in the timeslot in Canada behind Global’s strong rookie